San Jose

Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

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Irazu Volcano National Park Half Day
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Visit the Irazú Volcano National Park in just half a day with this excursion from San José. Your driver will pick you up early in the morning and take you to the volcano, where you can see the crater and learn about the history of the area from a local guide. Next, you'll head to the Los Angeles Basilica, a church and museum with a holy water source.
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle
  • snacks will be provided
  • Includes round-trip transportation from your hotel.
  • Optional return airport transfer available

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Suitcases that exceed a weight greater than 23 kilos per person.

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:30 AM

Pickup details

We pick up at all hotels in San José and surroundings, if you are in an Aibnb you must go to the nearest hotel so you can use the service. Due to airport regulations (we cannot pick up at SJO airport), in this case you must go to the hotel with a lobby closest to the airport. Yes we can drop you off at SJO airport at no additional cost.

What To Expect

Irazu Volcano National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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guy_d
The view of the volcano is amazing and the road to go up is beautiful view . The guide was very knowledgeable and we learn a lot about Costa Rica

Reviews

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Nice Half Day Tour
Claudia_S, Apr 2024
We enjoyed visiting the crater at Irazú National Park. The clouds lifted and we were fortunate to have a great view. The Basilica of Los Angeles was also a nice place to visit.
Great tour
Sarah_L, Jan 2024
The travel guide was amazing and so knowledgeable about the area it made the experience even thet much better
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear customer, Thank you very much for your comments, we take into account every opinion to continue offering a competent tourist service. We hope to see you again in our beautiful Costa Rica. Thank you very much for preferring our services. Best regards,
Transportation not fun/ probably too far from the airport for it to be a fun half day
Brent_W, Oct 2023
The volcano and the vegetation around it were cool to see but the trip there and back was very tedious.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear customer, Your comment is very important for us, it is an opportunity to continue improving our user experience, however this can happen for different reasons external to us. For example, if traffic conditions are unfavorable transportation times will be longer, also near the airport is the farthest location from the volcano, if you stay there it is normal to have a longer travel time than normal. In this case I would recommend you and the other travelers to choose a more central hotel, such as San Jose downtown, but if you require it and as in your case we can also pick you up near the airport. Best regards,
Irazu Volcano
Teresa_H, May 2023
Great experience, there was quite a bit of traffic, but our guide did a great job. He explained everything we saw and the history behind it. I only wish we would have had more time at the volcano. I highly recommend.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear customer, Thank you very much for your good comments, we strive to find people committed to their profession and the best places for you to enjoy your trip. Thank you very much for trusting us and we hope to see you again in Costa Rica. Best regards,
The view of the volcano...
guy_d, Mar 2023
The view of the volcano is amazing and the road to go up is beautiful view . The guide was very knowledgeable and we learn a lot about Costa Rica
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear customer, Thank you very much for your good comments, we strive to find people committed to their profession and the best places for you to enjoy your trip. Thank you very much for trusting us and we hope to see you again in Costa Rica. Best regards,
Irazu is amazing, but let the experts drive you there.
Richard_S, Feb 2023
A get experience to see the volcano. Driving there can be difficult; so a guided tour makes it easier, and our tour guide was very informative and entertaining. IF POSSIBLE check the weather to of there on a good day.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your good comments, we strive to find people committed to their profession. Thank you very much for trusting us and we hope you have a great trip in Costa Rica! Best regards,
Nice half day trip.
Talal_Z, Feb 2023
On the route through the mountains to Irazu volcano we enjoyed beautiful views including views of the Central Valley. We got lucky, the weather was sunny and dry when we got to Irazu top and its craters with clear views. After that we visited Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles in Cartago which is very beautiful. It is a half day trip that leaves the evening for you to do other things.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your good comments, we strive to find people committed to their profession. Thank you very much for trusting us and we hope you have a great trip in Costa Rica! Best regards,
Visit to Izaru Volcano.
Darren_W, Aug 2022
Jovial guide, with good knowledge. Shared information in both English and Spanish. A great trip with some amazing views. The slight disappointment that the volcano craters were empty of water meant not a photographic.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you very much for your good comments, we strive to provide a competent service. Best regards,
Great trip & guide!
Larissa_Z, Jul 2022
This trip was great! Not only the crater/vulcano was beautiful, but also the way up was worth this trip. Hayro was an amazing guide who shared a lot of his knowledge, not only about the flora/fauna of the area, but also about Costa Rica/San José. He told very vivid stories, but also gave some practical tips, which were very helpful for the rest of our holiday. Definitely recommend!!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your good comments, we strive to provide a competent service. Best regards,
Nice half day trip
Isabella_C, Mar 2022
Great trip, nice view, and friendly guide. The Guide man was very friendly and when you asked for more info, he explained to you
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your good comments, we hope to see you again in Costa Rica. Best regards,
First trip to Costa Rica
Carl_D, Feb 2022
What a wonderful and memorable experience!! This is a MUST do! Alex was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Dear Carl, We are happy to know that we did a good job with your visit to Irazú Volcano. We hope you will come back soon to our country. Best regards,
Amazing time above the clouds
Katarina_K, Jan 2022
This tour was highlight of our San Jose visit! We absolutely loved this tour with Randall the driver and our tour guide Alejandro and would recommend it to anyone. Alejandro was super friendly, helpful, considerate, personal and knowledgeable - educating us not only on the Irazú volcano but on San Jose and the region in general. They drove us first to Irazu Volcano where we spent some time “above the clouds’ enjoying the spectacular views of the craters, the mountains and beyond. We stopped also at a coffee plantation, where we had an opportunity to learn about coffee plants and coffee beans harvesting. We also visited Ruinas de Ujarrás located in a beautiful park, where there are the remains of the first church built in Costa Rica. At the end of the tour, we went to see the Cartago basilica. The tour was informative and fun. Highly, highly recommend. Thank you Randall and Alejandro!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Dear Customer, We are very happy to see your good comments about Alejandro and Randall, hopefully we see you again in our country. Thank you very much!
No view
Lori_H, Jul 2021
My guide. Pablo was a joy to ride with. Could not see anything because of cloud cover. The Basilica was having a service so we could not tour, but we are able to get a glimpse from the street.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Dear Customer, We are very sorry for you, certainly and depending on the time of year, the top of the volcano could be cloudy. We appreciate your comment, Best regards,
A nice tour, can be done before your evening flight
Matus_B, Apr 2021
A very nice tour. Our guide was friendly, and on time. It is really nice up there on the volcano. The airport drop off was also very convenient.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your good comments, we strive to provide a quality and friendly service for each of our customers! Cheers!
Cool volcano craters. Long mini bus ride back
Andrew_J, Jan 2021
The tour is essentially the following: Pickup from your hotel. I received an email the day before saying that I would be picked up at 625am. In the morning the company had contacted my hotel to let me know that they'd be 20 mins late. That's ok but it was probably closer to being 40 mins late. Bus will pick up remaining passengers from their hotel. Tour guide speaks both Spanish and English. My guide would speak in Spanish and then repeat in English or vice versa. Stop 1 is at a supermarket. There are restrooms. Stop 2 is at the Irazo national Park where you can see the volcano craters. The tour guide will point out things on the way. KEEP IN MIND the green lake you see in the images is no longer there due to a landslide 3 months ago. At least that's what the guide told me. Stop 3 is at the church where you have about 10 mins to take a picture. Not sure if you can normally enter but my group couldn't on the day. Turns out my tour group was a split between 2 different tours that begin the same. Those on the full day tour will continue on with the tour guide and the others will be placed on a different mini bus back to San Jose. The traffic will be horrible. My driver only spoke Spanish and had decided to drop off the passenger furthest away first which was on the other side of the airport near Alajuela. I really wish the driver had coordinated the drop offs better as they had already driven close to my hotel in San Jose as well as that of another passenger. Overall I thought it was cool to see the volcano craters but I feel like I mostly paid for a really long mini bus trip. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions. If you do decide to go be sure to check the weather as a cloudy day could ruin the views you see at the craters.
Response from Host, Jan 2021
Dear Andrew. Thank you so much for your comment, because of the pandemic many of the attractions and logistics can be regulated by the government overnight. We try to provide good service, with an adequate itinerary, however to force majeure situations we have rarely had this problem. My apologies on behalf of the company. A cordial greeting,
Asombroso
CLAUDIA_U, Feb 2023
Fue el primer Tour que realizamos. Creo que el guía pudo haberlo hecho más interesante. Pero es impresionante estar ahí y vivir la experiencia. Era mi hija adolescente y Yo.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Estimada Claudia, Muchas gracias por su comentario, estaremos antentos a la manera en la que nuestros guias realizan los tours para coordinar cambios y hacer nuestros tours aun más atractivos, apreciamos su comentario y estamos felices de que su experiencia fuera buena. Saludos cordiales,
Irazú y Basílica de Cartago
Lina_M, Apr 2022
El dia estuvo despejado, lo que facilitó tener muy buena vista. El espejo de agua que se vé en las fotos promocionales (color azul/verde), no está, no hay lluvias, así que el cráter es totalmente gris. La Basílica de Cartago es realmente hermosa.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Estimado cliente, Espero que esté muy bien, agradecemos sus buenos comentarios y esperamos verles nuevamente por nuestro pais, de verdad nos esforzamos por brindarles una experiencia inolvidable. Saludos!

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